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High Court date for controversial traffic scheme

Hundreds of protesters marched against the new Totnes traffic scheme Credit: ITV News

Protesters are taking their battle against a one-way traffic scheme to the High Court. Hundreds of people in have been campaigning against the decision to reverse the traffic flow in Totnes.

The case will be heard on 12 February.

Two accidents block A383 in Devon

The A383 Ashburton Road in Devon is blocked after two separate accidents on the same stretch of road this morning.

Problems on the lane include an accident involving a car between Love Lane and Howton Lane. There are also reports of a jackknifed lorry and ice.

The Exeter bound slip road off the A38 onto the A383 is also closed.

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Driving chaos as sudden 15-foot hole shuts part of the A30

The 15-foot hole may be a mine shaft. Credit: Highways Agency

A suspected 15-foot mine shaft has closed a carriageway on the A30 in Cornwall.

The hole opened up yesterday afternoon, causing chaos for drivers. Engineers from the Highways Agency are drilling into the ground today to try and establish the cause.

We are expecting one westbound carriageway to remain closed for tonight's rush hour so drivers should plan their journeys accordingly.

– Highways Agency Spokeswoman Rachel Whitelock
The carriageway could still be closed during rush hour. Credit: Highways Agency

Snow causes disruption on the region's roads

Police are warning drivers to avoid several roads in the region because of snow and ice.

Gritters have been out over night and snow ploughs are out on Exmoor. Dartmoor is also seeing heavy snow.

Devon and Cornwall saw storms overnight - including reports of a possible tornado causing damage in Redruth in Cornwall.

Mill Hill in Lelant, Cornwall, is blocked by a fallen tree and cables after last night's storms.

Drivers are being warned of hazardous driving conditions on the A388 in Launceston. Snow is making the hills difficult for driving.

And in Devon drivers are being asked to avoid the B3212 in Moretonhampstead because of the snow there.

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